January 30 - 01, 2019

Dr. Paul Bloom, Dipl., ACVD and Dipl., ABVP

Dr. Paul Bloom

Dr. Paul Bloom, Dipl., ACVD and Dipl., ABVP, Canine and Feline Specialty obtained his DVM with high honors from Michigan State University in 1976 and has worked in small animal medicine ever since. He obtained board certification in the American board of veterinary practitioners in 1984 and became Michigan's FIRST board-certified veterinary dermatologist in full-time private practice in 2001 when he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. In 2016, he became a certified Fear Free practitioner. Dr Bloom also serves as adjunct faculty at the MSU veterinary college. Some veterinary students spend their dermatology rotation at the Allergy, Skin and Ear Clinic for Pets, and he regularly visits the campus to work and interact with students and staff. He has lectured at numerous state, national and international conferences and has written many book chapters. He serves on the scientific program committee for the ACVD and is a reviewer the professional journals Veterinary Dermatology, The Veterinary Journal, Irish Veterinary Journal, Journal of Small Animal Practice, - Journal of the AVMA and the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. When he's not working, Dr B spends his time playing hockey or relaxing at home in rural Northfield Township, Michigan with his wife and "menagerie" of animals which currently include; 3 horses, 2 mini-donkeys, 1 goat, 2 sheep, 4 cats and 1 dog.



1.  Atopic Dermatitis – The New Paradigm And How It Changes The Way We Treat It -objective - to update the practitioner about the impact that barrier dysfunction has on management of atopic dermatitis and new drug therapy for atopic dermatitis - Part I and 2
2. Diagnosis And Management Of Otitis Externa In The Real World  -      objective - to review new drug therapy and treatments for otitis externa- Parts 1 and 2
3. Appropriate Antibiotic Use In Small Animal Dermatology- What Should We Be Using And What We Should Avoid - objective- learn which antibiotics are appropriate to use in veterinary dermatology and how to use culture results to select antibiotics in cases of resistant bacterial infection - 2 hr
4. What would you do- interactive, real world dermatology case presentation that requires audience participation and fun! 



Mark Acierno DVM, ACVIM

Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an internal medicine residency at Tufts University. He is a professor at Midwestern University, a boarded internal medicine specialist and a member of the Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology.  His research interests include hypertension, kidney disease and renal replacement therapies. Dr. Acierno is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters. Currently, he is developing one of the most comprehensive nephrology / urology programs in the world, which is based out of Phoenix AZ.


1. Acute Kidney Injury 
2. Improving the quality of life for cats with Chronic Kidney Disease 
3. Leptospirosis: Current Recommendations and What is the Risk to Veterinary Professionals
4. Nephrotoxicosis: Ethylene Glycol and Beyond
5. Now how do we turn off this spigot??? (Diagnosing and treating canine Incontinence)
6. Help! Help! I can’t pee!! (Feline Lower urinary tract disease)
7. Hypertension
8. Protein Losing Nephropathy
9. Canine geology (uroliths)
10. Intro to dialysis medicine  - how does it work and when to refer
11. An introduction to Acid / Base disorders

Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort Curacao

Call in: 1-800-880-2177 or 1-844-288-2124
Referring Code/Group Name: Vet Vacation CE

Rate for the hotel is $199 per night and available 3 nights before and after the stay.

Voted #1 Hotel USA Today's Reader's Choice Awards. Resort is nestled beachfront in the Caribbean Sea!

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort features 365 rooms and luxury suites. Rooms and suites come equipped with air conditioned, mini fridge, plasma television, iHome clock radio, in-room safe, deluxe bath amenities, bathrobes, hair dryer and a furnished balcony or patio. Wireless internet access is also available for an additional charge.



Getting There

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort is located 15 miles from Curacao International Airport (CUR), close to Curacao Sea Aquarium and Boca Tabla Sea Cave.


Lecture Schedule

15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians.

January 30
Registration 12:30pm-1pm
Lecture 1pm-6pm
Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres 6:30pm-7:30pm

January 31
Breakfast 7am-8 am
Lecture 8am-1pm

February 1
Breakfast 7am-8am
Lecture 8am-1pm


Super Saver Rate $795 with 90 days advanced registration
VetVacationCE Rate $865 with 30 days advanced registration
JetSetter Rate $925 less than 30 days advanced registration

If you are a technician, call or E-mail us to get the special rate of $75 off the regular registration rate.
15 Hours of RACE approved for CE for Veterinarians and Technicians. 


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